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Life and death in the name of honor: the samurai  The Japanese Samurai were undoubtedly one of the greatest fighters in modern history. Their caste, that of warriors, was one of two classes of ' Japanese aristocracy . Their name is considered as deriving from the verb " saburau " which literally means "one who serves " . Another term by which the samurai were defined was bushi, from " bu "which means martial and" shi ", the union of the lower horizontal section showing the number 1 and the…

Life and death in the name of honor: the samurai The Japanese Samurai were…

Aquila - The Roman eagle standard carried by the Aquilifer at the head of the legion whilst it was marching. When a legion was camped the Eagle was guarded within the camp and the Vexilum standard carried instead. Loss of an Eagle was a serious failing and destroyed the reputation of the unfortunate legion.

Aquila - The Roman eagle standard carried by the Aquilifer at the head of the legion whilst it was marching. When a legion was camped the Eagle was guarded within the camp and the Vexilum standard carried instead.

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This Roman standard bearer is wearing a wolf headdress. As he leads his brothers in arms into battle, the Roman legions carry the honor of their ancestry - the wolf that saved their founders - into battle.

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